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Inner City Partnership Authorities

Volume 129: debated on Tuesday 15 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment which inner city partnership authorities underspent their allocations in 1986–87; and by what percentage.

The information is provided in the table:

AuthorityEstimated 1986–87 OutturnAllocationPercentage Underspend
£ million£ million
Lambeth11·32313·113·6
Hackney10·97311·65·4
Islington9·26710·07·3
Manchester/Salford21·98723·87·6
Liverpool22·98623·52·2
Birmingham25·94326·52·1
My Department impresses on local authorities the importance of reporting projected underspends during the course of the financial year, so that resources can be reallocated to local authorities which can make effective use of them.